SIX DEGREES PILATES TEACHER TRAINING
The Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program was founded in 2003 and is directed by some of the most talented and gifted teachers in the Twin Cities. We train and produce the finest Pilates instructors Minneapolis has to offer. We are a Pilates Certified Education Center.
“The technical aspect of Pilates was naturally emphasized, but what was truly taught was how to be an intelligent and creative teacher.” -Moly Wozniac 2005 graduate
THE SIX DEGREES DIFFERENCE & PHILOSOPHY
Our program is one of the most “hands on” certified programs offered in the Twin Cities. Students learn through lecture, reading, and hands on interaction the Classic Pilates Method. Our lecture weekends are led by the some of the most reputable teachers in the city.
Our program mission is very simple: to deliver the best instruction, produce the best teachers, and to provide the most convenient, effective, and affordable program possible.
The entire staff of the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program has studied and trained with first and second generation students of Joseph Pilates himself. Mentors include Romana Kryzanowska (heir to work of Joseph Pilates), Amy Alpers, and Rachel Taylor Siegal of the Pilates Center in Boulder, Co. The Six Degrees staff also has extensive and varied backgrounds in dance, gymnastics, Gyrotonic, yoga, and the understanding of the body, movement, and personal possibilities as an interlinked, holistic experience.
Mat Training Weekend Levels 3 & 5
with Cady Eddy, Emily Easton, and Becky Golberg
9/8 (5-8pm) 9/9 (1-8pm) 9/10 (1-8pm)
“We love all of the exciting Pilates equipment, but did you know that each piece was created for one reason? The Reformer, the Cadillac, and all your other favorites were invented simply to get healthy bodies strong enough to do the Mat work. Dive deeper into the heart of the Method as we take a close look at the Intermediate and Advanced Classical Mat Repertoire. Whether you aspire to teach, are already a teacher, or are a dedicated student who wants to more intimately understand the work, this weekend will enrich your practice and solidify your knowledge. During this weekend, you will learn: the Intermediate and Advanced classical choreography, anatomy within the exercises, effective hands-on assists, and how to find your teaching voice and communicate with clients. Prerequisite: An intermediate level Pilates practice, OR Mat 1-2 training. We look forward to joining with you for another fun and enlightening weekend!”
with Cady Eddy, Emily Easton, and Becky Golberg
Cadillac & Trapeze with Emily Easton
Friday 12/1 From: 5 – 8pm
Cadillac & Trapeze with Cady Eddy
Saturday 12/2 1- 8 pm
Cadillac & Trapeze with Becky Golberg
Sunday 12/3 1- 8pm
WHY SIX DEGREES?
We produce the best teachers in the city and offer the best price.
Students who complete the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training 455-hour program in its entirety are eligible to take the PMA certification exam. In addition, Six Degrees is a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota for Pilates teacher training.
For years, Six Degrees has offered the most comprehensive and thorough Pilates teacher training available in Minnesota. With our new Mat and Reformer modules, you can get the same quality we’ve always offered in an abbreviated form. [Should you decide later that you’d like to do the whole 455 hours, credit can in most cases transfer to the greater program, provided the time frame is reasonable. See schedule for details *Should you decide later that you’d like to do the whole 455 hours, credit can in most cases transfer to the greater program, provided the time frame is reasonable.
MAT MODULE (145 hours)
REFORMER MODULE (210 hours)
See Schedule for PMA 455 hour requirements
Questions? Contact the Studio.
Is Six Degrees a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota?
Yes. The Six Degrees Pilates teacher Training Program is a licensed private career school in the state of Minnesota. All Pilates training programs in the state of Minnesota must be licensed.
Is the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program approved by The Pilates Method Alliance?
Yes. Six Degrees Pilates recognizes the value of being a PMA approved school. All our program faculty are PMA certified and our program fulfills additional requirements set by the PMA to be an approved teacher training school.
Will I be “recognized” as a Pilates teacher if I complete the Six Degrees Pilates Teacher Training Program?
Yes. Graduates will be recognized by the PMA as teachers who have graduated from an approved PMA school.
What is the PMA?
The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) was formed in 2001 as a professional association for the Pilates community. It’s purpose was to provide an international organization to connect teachers, teacher trainers, studios and facilities dedicated to preserving and enhancing the legacy of Joseph H. Pilates by establishing standards, encouraging unity, and promoting professionalism. Today the PMA is both a professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers.
What Equipment and at what level will I be trained to teach upon completing all 455 hours?
Students will be trained on all pieces of Pilates equipment; Mat, Reformer, Cadillac (trapeze table), Low Chair (wunda chair), ped –de-pul, and the barrel systems. Graduates will be able to teach all levels.
Can I just take a few weekends and not “go for” the 455 hours?
Yes of course! The modular program is designed for students or current teachers who wish to attend what they need in order to fulfill their own personal goals.
Will Six Degrees help with job placement upon graduation?
When we need teachers we hire directly from our program, however we do not officially offer job placement upon graduation. We are part of a network of local studios that come to us for trained teachers who need jobs.
Can I enroll in the program if I hold a full time job?
Yes. The program is scheduled during weekends to make it accessible for people with jobs and families. For the internship portion of the program, students schedule their hours around their own personal schedule.
What if I move in the middle of the program? Can I finish the program out of state?
Yes. We have had students in the past move out of state in the middle of the program. If this happens we help you find a studio in your new location to complete your internship hours. Students must complete all classroom hours and exams at Six Degrees Pilates.